Five Valleys was honored recently when two different veterans groups contacted us about volunteering with our Hands on the Land program. The local chapters of Team Rubicon and Team Red, White and Blue, as well as individuals from local running organizations Run Wild Missoula and Montana Trail Crew, met us on the South Hills Spur on a cloudy September Saturday to help us continue our thinning project there.
Five Valleys has been investing in forest management and thinning projects on the Spur this past summer, to improve forest health and wildfire prevention on our Mount Dean Stone project. The Spur sits on the northern slopes of Mount Dean Stone, and was recently was approved for funding and transfer into the City of Missoula's Open Space program.
We were thrilled to have the enthusiastic help, and even more excited to connect with our local veterans and runners. Over 15 volunteers came out for conservation for our Hands on the Land workday. Five Valleys looks forward to working with Team Rubicon and Team Red, White and Blue in the future!